Here’s 66 Google Now Commands That You May or May Not Known About

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One of the features we use on Android to brag about how great Android is to our friends is Google Now. Which is a pretty big feature as well as a cool one. Google Now was introduced back at Google I/O 2012 with Android 4.1 – Jelly Bean, and is available on every phone running Android 4.1 or higher. Now there are two parts to Google Now. There’s the screen that shows you cards, like the one below, then there’s the search where you can type in your search or say what you want to search for. In that screen there are plenty of commands you can use to show off how great Android really is.

 

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Here are 66 different commands you can use:

1.Remind me to walk the dog in 2 hours

2.Call the Drake Hotel in Toronto

3. Send a Text to (insert name) “are you busy?”

4. Listen to “insert artist name”Should pull from collection

5. Turn off WiFi

6. Turn on Silent Mode

7.Is it going to rain tomorrow?

8. Pizza Places in ::insert city::

9. Take me to (location) by foot

10. Where’s that museum with Egyptian stuff in San Jose?

11. Where is Wooster Mass?

12. Where is Wooster College?

13. When is the next (insert team) game?

14. Did the (insert team) win their last game?

15. What time is it in Paris?

16. When is sun rise in Tokyo?

17. What time zone is Amsterdam in?

18. When was Canada day?

19. When is Mother’s day in 2015?

20. What is 1 US dollar in Euro?

21. What’s 12 in hexadecimal?

22. 15.5% of 70.20

23. What’s 50 miles in kilometers?

24. What’s once in a blue moon?

25. What’s the answer to life, the universe and everything?

26. US Airways 400

27. AirCanada760

28. G O O G (spell it out)

29. Facebook Stock

30. What’s the cast of the Big Bang Theory?

31. Who produced Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?

32. Who founded Napster?

33. Where did Natalie Portman go to college?

34. What’s the definition of dynamic programming?

35. How much is Angelina Jolie worth?

36. Who wrote The Grand Design?

37. What is Area Code 212?

38. What are some movies Bill Murray played in?

39. Fish species in Lake Tahoe

40. How long is the George Washington Bridge?

41. How long is the movie Ted?

42. How old is Mark Zuckerburg?

43. What is the height requirement for Space Mountain?

44. Pictures of the Eiffel Tower at sunset

45. Show me pictures of Android eating Apple

46. Do a barrel roll

47. Where’s the tallest building in the world?

48. Where is The Starry Night?

49. How did Elvis Presley die?

50. How much is a bakers dozen?

51. What is the loneliest number?

52. What’s the temperature of the Sun?

53. How old is the Earth?

54. What’s the theme on Splash Mountain?

55. What’s the slogan at Apple?

56. How tall is Taylor Swift?

57. When was the Statue of Liberty built?

58. When was the first episode of The Simpsons?

59. What are the dimensions of the Mona Lisa?

60. Who are the mascots of the San Francisco Giants?

61. Who is Donald Trump married to?

62. What’s the rating for The Amazing Spider-Man

63. What’s the capacity of Wembley Stadium?

64. What’s the acceptance rate at UCLA?

65. Note to self, buy some apples so I can make a really nice pie.

66. Where is the Pier Cafe in San Diego? >Click See Inside > Menu > Compass mode

 

source: android headlines

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Replace Hated Words and Acronyms in Chrome with In My Words

chrome extensions - Replace Hated Words and Acronyms in Chrome with In My Words

 

Do acronyms such as YOLO, LOL, and OMG drive you crazy? Perhaps you’d rather not see a particular slur in your internet browsing? If you’re a Chrome user the extension In My Words has you covered; it will replace any word or acronym you hate with your preferred word when using Chrome.

Of course there are probably a lot of interesting alternative uses for this extension, especially during this political campaign season. I think I’ll go replace all the candidate last names with names of the dwarves in The Hobbit.

 

In My Words | Chrome Web Store via MakeUseOf

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Samsung announces 75-inch ES9000 smart TV for Korea, with similarly gigantic price tag (eyes-on)

Samsung announces 75inch ES9000 smart TV for Korea, priced at $17,424 eyeson

 

Anyone looking to fill half of their lounge with Samsung LCD just got a new size to choose. The 75-inch ES9000 is the bigger brother of the ES8000 that we saw earlier this year and ahead of the official launch in Korea, we managed to get an early eyes-on at a Samsung event held yesterday in London. In short, if you loved the LED-backlit display of the 55-inch model, you’re going to adore the ES9000, which features the same smart TV brains alongside a retractable webcam unit housed on the top edge. The picture was pleasingly rich and sharp — presumably due to the aforementioned backlighting and the ES series’ edge-to-edge design. The bevel is a mere 7.9mm and Samsung has decided to coat the frame in a gentle Rose Gold coating which, due to the TV’s slightly shady location, was a little trickier to pick out. That premium finish is matched by a premium price tag, however, and will hit checkbooks for 19.8 million won (around $17,450). Despite the UK appearance, retailer John Lewis (which hosted the event) couldn’t confirm whether retail models would be coming to its stores in the future. But if you can afford 75 inches of TV, you can also afford a quick flight to Seoul to pick one up.

source: engadget

Ariel Atom-inspired simulator touts world’s first 180-degree spherical projector screen (video)

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The Ariel Atom is arguably one of the greatest bangs for the buck in terms of sports car performance, so it’s no surprise that the automaker has paired up with Motion Simulation to design a particularly specialsimulator for both hardcore fans as well pro racing drivers and pilots. The TL1 has the world’s first 180-degree spherical projection unit (technically, three projector screens acting as one) to give you that advance view of the apex without display bezels getting in the way. Its seat not only adjusts to fit different breeds of cars and aircraft but, if you opt for it, tucks in a motion transducer that will properly jolt you when you hit a bump in the road. What may please extra-serious racing game fans the most is the off-the-shelf nature of the computer needed to drive the TL1 properly: as long as your graphics hardware can handle the extra-wide 5760 x 1200 resolution, any typical Windows XP or Windows 7desktop will do. The real question is whether your wallet can handle it, as the £11,500 ($18,573) PC-less starting price will make it tempting to buy a real Atom instead.

 

 

source:engadget

Restore Your System When You Can’t Launch System Restore

 

System Restore won’t run on Linda Burgess’ PC. I offer some advice.

System Restore automatically backs up the state of Windows and your installed programs (but not your data). When Windows misbehaves, System Restore allows you to return the operating system to a previous condition. So when System Restore misbehaves, you may be tempted to pick up your laptop and smash it into the wall.

That’s not recommended.

Let’s start with the basics: To launch System Restore in Windows 7 or Vista, click Start, typesystem restore, and press ENTER. In XP, select Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore.

Now, onto Linda’s problem:

Malware often blocks System Restore, so its failure to run could be a sign of infection. Before you do anything else, see Remove Hard-to-Kill Malware and follow the recommendations there.

If that doesn’t solve the problem, try running System Restore in Safe Mode: Boot your PC and pressF8 just before Windows starts loading. Getting the timing right can be tricky; you mayneed to press and release it over and over until you get the desired result.

That result is a simple, text-based menu. Use the keyboard arrow keys to select Safe Mode. Then launch System Restore as described above.

If that doesn’t work, Windows 7 users have another option: the Windows 7 System Repair Disc.

To create it, in Windows 7, select Start, typesystem repair disc, press ENTER and follow the prompts. You’ll need a blank CD-R and an optical drive that can burn one.

Once the disc is burned, leave it in the drive and reboot your PC. Keep an eye on the screen. When you’re prompted to “Press any key;” do so.

Follow the prompts until you get to the “Choose a recovery tool” page. Then select System Restore.

 

source:pcworld